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California's New Community College Chief

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The California Community College system selected its leader last week: State Senator Jack Scott, a two-time community college president (at Pasadena City and Cypress Colleges) and lawmaker since 1997.

Loyalty Oath Compromise

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After 2 cases in which instructors lost jobs for refusing to sign, Cal State agrees to permit explanatory statements that will allow those with some religious beliefs to comply with state requirement.

Remediation Plan for Remedial Ed

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Structural barriers contribute to low success rates for students in basic skills courses in California community colleges, new report says.

Above the Law?

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U. of California asserts that it would not comply with legislation protecting student newspaper advisers from firings over content disputes. Is it allowed to pick and choose which state laws to follow?

When State Oversight Ceases

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Temporary law providing some measure of supervision of California's for-profit colleges expires. The search for a new regulatory system is still stalled.

California Raises Ceiling on Part Timers' Work

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday signed legislation that raises the limit on how much individual part-time faculty members can work at any one community college from 60 percent to 67 percent of a full-time professor's load.

From Idaho to California

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When Idaho regulators contacted two unaccredited colleges about their lack of state approval, the institutions seem to have relocated -- to a state where they wouldn't be so encumbered.

Push to Protect Researchers From Attacks

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California lawmakers move to enact new protections for scientists facing harassment and worse from animal rights extremists.

Is 'Holistic' Admissions a Cover for Helping Black Applicants?

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In 2006, the University of California at Los Angeles faced intense criticism when only 2 percent of the students admitted for the freshman class were black. For a decade at that point, UCLA had been operating under a ban on considering race and ethnicity in admissions decisions, but the numbers for black students had not previously been so low.

In California, Uncertainty on Immigrant Student Tuition

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Appeals court finds that in extending lower resident tuition rates to undocumented students, state "thwarts" Congress's intent.

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